Friday, February 13, 2015

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb

Yum

Delicious lamb leg roast seasoned with herbs and spices.  Makes a great holiday, or romantic, dinner.


Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb:  Delicious lamb leg roast seasoned with herbs and spices.  Makes a great holiday, or romantic, dinner.



I don't care much about Valentines day (except the cute stuffed animal my dad sends every year).   This year I'm more excited about Friday The 13th.  Yep that's today.

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb:  Delicious lamb leg roast seasoned with herbs and spices.  Makes a great holiday, or romantic, dinner.

I love Friday the 13th's.  I'm a big horror movie fan so Friday the 13th is all about Jason Voorhees.  If I can find any of the movies (I wish I owned them all) it's marathon time.  If not any horror movie will do.  What could go better with a slasher movie marathon than a bloody leg (of lamb).  It's really not that bloody it's about medium rare and oh so good.  This could easily be a romantic dinner too if that's your thing.  But I say turn out the lights and fire up the scary movies.

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb:  Delicious lamb leg roast seasoned with herbs and spices.  Makes a great holiday, or romantic, dinner.

This was my first time cooking leg of lamb so I googled for instructions.  I found many and used a little bit of all to make this roast.  Most of the recipes I found said to bake in a roasting pan.  I don't have one so I just put it in my largest/deepest baking pan with potatoes and carrots lining the bottom (an easy and delicious side dish).  One of the recipes I really liked suggested broiling the roast on both sides to sear it but the broiler on my oven doesn't work so I just roasted it at a high temperature to start then lowered the heat for the rest of the cooking.

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb


Ingredients:

1 5 pound semi-boneless leg of lamb
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp rosemary
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp coarse ground black pepper

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb:  Delicious lamb leg roast seasoned with herbs and spices.  Makes a great holiday, or romantic, dinner.

Preheat oven to 450F

Remove lamb from fridge at least 1 hour before you plan to roast it.

Chop some potatoes and carrots into bite sized pieces, toss in olive oil and spices of choosing (salt, pepper, garlic, thyme).  Place in bottom of your largest baking pan (I used a glass 9x13).

Rinse the lamb and pat dry.  Then, rub all over with the spice mix and place in baking pan on top of the veggies.

Bake in a preheated oven at 450F for 15 minutes.  Then lower the temperature to 325F and continue baking for about 1 hour and 45 minutes or until the roast reaches 130F for medium rare.

Let rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.  Serves a lot. 8 or 10 maybe.  We ate it plain a few nights, then I made some other dishes with it.

Serve with those roasted potatoes and carrots, mint jelly if you have it, or I served it with tzatziki.

Enjoy (stay tuned to see what else I made with the lamb).

For ways to use leftovers check out:  Greek Nachos, Lamb Salad, and Lamb & Guinness Shepherds Pie

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb:  Delicious lamb leg roast seasoned with herbs and spices.  Makes a great holiday, or romantic, dinner.



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14 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! I love lamb! It would also be a fitting way to welcome the year of the sheep!

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  2. Thanks Aming4Simple. Great idea about the year of the sheep. I almost forgot Chinese New Year is Thursday.

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  3. Amanda Kissell SmithFebruary 16, 2015 at 3:59 AM

    I have never eaten lamb, but it is on my to do list. I am pinning this recipe for later. What should I suspect from it?

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  4. I'm happy you want to try lamb. I personally love it but some people don't. I think lamb is a little gamey (not strong but different from chicken, pork, or beef). I think its delicious but some people don't like this flavor at all. As for roasted leg of lamb it's super easy and delicious.

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  5. You're so funny with the scary movies. I'm not much of a Fri 13th fan, but I do like watching scary movies. Thanks for sharing your lamb recipe :-)

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  6. Oh man, this looks really great. I love lamb, but haven't cooked it much, so I appreciate the recipe. I'm a new food blogger and found you on a link party. I've
    followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can't wait to read
    more of your blog. Becky at CookingWithVinyl.com

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  7. Thanks Becky. Leg of Lamb was very simple to make. It was my first time making it and it turned out delicious. Lamb tends to be expensive but as long as you have a meat thermometer you won't have to worry about ruining this roast.

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  8. Erlene, I love just about any movie in the horror genera. Fri 13th isn't exactly scary but I do like slasher movie classics. Netflix had 8 Fri 13th movies on instant watch so I had an awesome marathon :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. What an awesome idea to have fun with Friday the 13ths. I've always wanted to do the candlelight tour at the Winchester House on a Friday the 13th. Your recipe looks great. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/19/home-matters-linky-party-25/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  10. I just love roasted lamb, my this looks so delicious. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. This looks incredible! I'm licking my lips right now. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn't be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

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  12. Thanks Lorelai. Fri 13th is a fun 'holiday' tradition for me and my oldest sister. Where ever we are we can always celebrate it together. I'll check out the party thanks for the invite.

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  13. Thanks Miz Helen. This was my first time trying leg of lamb and I loved it. I was surprised how simple yet delicious it was. Thanks for the link up.

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  14. Thanks Kim. I'll see ya soon...love the Fabulous Party.

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